The Arab forces that are proposed to be sent to Syria could only come out of the blues, because there are no Arab countries that are willing to undertake this impossible mission. If the Arab Observers Mission failed to submit a clear report of the situation, would anyone believe that the Arab forces would be able to stop the bloodshed in Syria?
It is true to wonder where these forces would come from
Could it come from Algiers that is supporting al-Asad's regime, from Morocco that had never before participated in any forces of this kind, from Tunisia that is sunken in the rearrangement of their situation after the overthrow of Bin Ali's regime, from Libya that is standing on the brink of dispute between the rebels or from Egypt that is engaged in the concerns of transition from Mubark's regime to democracy, that is surrounded by many questions following the recent elections?
It couldn't come from Yemen that can hardly back away from the abyss of a civil war. Or could it come from Iraq where the Nori al-Malki's authority is supporting al-Asad's regime, and which is swinging on the gates of an ugly sectarian war between Shiite and Sunnis. Or are they going to come from Jordan which has had enough of its troubles.
Perhaps they may come from the minor Lebanon, which cannot under its miserable government protect those who escaped from Syria into its territories? Or could it come from the GCC countries and "al-Gazira shield" that is sunken in improving its defense abilities in the face of the growing Iranian threats that had recently sent an ultimatum to the countries in the region warning them of increasing their oil production to meet the international market's needs.
All this is not a secret to the Qatari Prince who proposed sending such forces, for stopping the increasing bloodshed by all means, especially after the flagrant failure of the mission of the observers. It is also not a secret to Amr Musa who supported the proposal, which would be discussed at the next meeting of the Arab Foreign Ministers on January 21 of this month.
Sheikh Hamad Had definitely wanted from the proposal of sending the forces to cause a new shock to the Syrian regime , so as to help in finding a way out for stopping the bloodshed, which threatens with a civil war that may burn the whole region. If the Arab countries are helpless to undertake this issue, its mere proposal may open the door for the Security Council and the international community to live up to their commitments towards this tragedy.
From the Lebanese (al-Nahar)